Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.
After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.
The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
Bennie Starks served more than 20 years for a rape in Waukegan that he did not commit.